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20 Puzzles From PogChamps 4: Can You Solve Them?

20 Puzzles From PogChamps 4: Can You Solve Them?

PedroPinhata
| 112 | Tactics

PogChamps 4 presented by Coinbase is over and we already miss it. Who doesn't love to see some of the most entertaining content creators blundering their pieces, stalemating with minutes to spare on the clock, and commentators losing their minds?

While the poggers' chess is far from the near-perfect games we'll likely see during the 2021 FIDE World Championship of Chess, it doesn't mean that we can't learn from them. In fact, I dare to say that most of our members would learn more from PogChamps games than by watching any other event.

Throughout PogChamps 4, I've compiled a list of tactics that the players either found or missed during the event. They are perfect for players in the 600 to 1500 rating range to practice and stay sharp. Because let's face it, there's not much in this world that compares to the feeling of finding a good tactic:


Puzzle 1

Puzzle 2

Puzzle 3

Puzzle 4

When there are multiple checks, calculate which one is the best—if you have time to do it, of course.

Puzzle 5

Puzzle 6

Puzzle 7

Puzzle 8

Puzzle 9

Puzzle 10

There's a good move and there's an even better one. Can you find the best move? Hint: the solution doesn't involve promoting the pawn.

Puzzle 11

Puzzle 12

Puzzle 13

Puzzle 14

Puzzle 15

Puzzle 16

Puzzle 17

Puzzle 18

Puzzle 19

Puzzle 20

A great illustration of the famous saying "when you see a good move, look for a better one."

These are only some of the tactics that the players have or could have played during PogChamps 4. As you can see, the ability to spot tactics can be the difference between winning or losing a game. Seriously:

When the stakes are high, you better be ready to deliver that winning tactical blow! That's why you should always practice your tactical awareness by solving puzzles, preferably every day! Head over to our Puzzles page to train your tactical skills and start winning more games!

Are you sharp with your tactics? If so, how do you do practice them? Let us know in the comments section below!

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